At the end of today’s trading session, the Nigerian Exchange market performed impressively to close on a positive note amidst sell-offs and buy-interests as the benchmark All-Share Index (ASI) appreciated by 118 basis points, taking the local bourse above the 2020 end-of-year ASI of 40,270.72.

The NGX ASI closed at 40,716.66 points, to reflect a gain of 1.18% from the previous trading day and a Year-to-Date (YTD) return of 1.11%. Meanwhile, the market capitalization increased by N246.79 billion.

At the close of market today, Tuesday, 5th of October 2021, the stock exchange market value currently stands at N21.22 trillion from N20.97 trillion in the previous trading day.

The market breadth closed positive as FBNH led 32 Gainers, and 18 Losers topped by UPL at the end of today’s session.

The stock market has advanced 445.94 base points since the start of the year.

NGX ASI top gainers

FBNH up +9.76% to close at N9.00
PHARMDEKO up +9.69% to close at N2.83
COURTVILLE +7.89% to close at N0.41
LEARNAFRI up +7.64% to close at N1.55
JAIZBANK up +7.02% to close at N0.61

NGX ASI top losers

UPL down –9.63% to close at N1.22
REGALINS down –8.89% to close at N0.41
INTBREW down –6.25% to close at N4.50
PZ down –5.22% to close at N5.45
CHIPLC down –4.84% to close at N0.59

NGX ASI top traded by volume

UNIVINSURE – 105,108,290 units
FBNH – 46,306,619 units
ACCESS – 30,696,440 units
GTCO – 25,662,491 units
COURTVILLE – 22,387,702 units

NGX ASI top traded by value

GTCO –   N721,392,542.05
AIRTELAFRI – N526,591,638.20
FBNH –  N411,158,350.85
ACCESS –  N286,676,551.10
ZENITHBANK –  N219,247,683.55

Market sentiments trend towards the bulls with the market differential being in favour of the advancers as 32 gainers surpass 18 losers.